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Linux.com: CLI Magic: lsof

Oct 25, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Last week's CLI Magic column was about Trojan Scan, a useful tool (still in alpha development phase) for warding off the bad guys. I noted then that the utility was based on the lsof command--actually, based on just one of the hundreds of combinations of arguments used to tell lsof exactly what it is you want from it. This week we're going to take a longer look at lsof, and see a few of the other mysteries it can solve.

"Judging by the size of its man page, lsof is one of the most complex commands available, but don't worry, we're going to keep this simple. We have to, or a real system admin with years of experience using lsof on multiple platforms--rather than a simple home user like me--will have to write it..."

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